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The Dune Eco Beach Hotel

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Keelputhupet | Via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
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Ranked #24 of 57 hotels in Pondicherry
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel when it had opened , years ago. This is just an overpriced hotel. Never would go back. Food is lousy, not much to say about the service, a big cement hole called a pool which was painted not tiled. Try as much to be rustic it just feels so fake and is very obvious.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had been to the Dune this weekend, and hell ya what an experince it was. we stayes at the baywatch room. staying in this kind of room was a differnt kind of experience since there are no AC. the rooms were well maintained and eco friendly. the staff were very helpfull and corteous. the Pool is just amazing. the sea... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have been there with the family, and if you are looking for a relaxing, slow paced break, with the sound of the ocean in the background, then this is it!!! Great pool and very friendly staff, especially the manager Uma. Its a eco rustic feel with the ocean minutes away. Plenty for the kids... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed, comfortable stay... Best time to visit would be in October..The staff are very efficient and definitely go out of their way to ensure a comfortable stay at the resort. Dune is located away from the city enroute Mahaballipuram, hence the restaurant options in the vicinity are limited. If you are mobile then one can always hop into town... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience and a proper theme resort and Dune lived up to exactly what I saw on the website. Beautifully designed themed rooms covering varied interest points is an absolute fascination. I lived here for 3 days and experience the Silver Room and the Woodhouse Room. Each of the rooms are well spaced out from each other,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay at this resort. Let me warn you though, if you are expecting 5 star comforts then this is not a place to be. This resort is definitely comfortable and has character, something i find missing in most of the pseudo eco resorts of current times. The staff are very efficient and definitely go out of their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the people who are caught in the mechanical city life , this is a great relief. A complete village type set up with lot of activities and beautify designed rooms and courteous staff. Yes there are few instances of lizards but that's about living with the nature ! Food is really good and the beach is awesome !! Go... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely romantic place to stay in Pondicherry. This huge property has about 55 private cottages to choose from. I and my husband went on for a 'Wood House' which was beautiful in every inch of it. The entire landscape and placements of cottages is so well done that every house feel private with its main gate and... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

V good resort on the shore. Nice beach View. Fun for kids with swimming pool and other activities. Veg/Non veg combines - not comfortable with it as we are vegetarians. Prefer rooms with A/C. Eco cottages have a lot of mosquitoes.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If u r looking for a private and romantic holiday, this is your place.. I booked tower suite after reading that it was once awarded the best honeymoon suite in India. True to the words, the suite was unique with its tower lounge and bedroom overlooking the Bay of bengal at a height of 60 feet. The sea breeze and... More

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Address: Keelputhupet | Via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dune Eco Beach Hotel 3.5*
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The Dune Beach Village

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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#5 Spa Hotel in Pondicherry #7 Romantic Hotel in Pondicherry
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Our village is designed for travelers who are looking for a place for a long, leisurely stay surrounded by tranquility, peace, and comfort. This 25-acre eco-friendly beach village features uniquely designed bungalows and cottages, a swimming pool, a tennis court and 700m of pristine beach. The Dune welcomes guests all through the year. We aim to create an environment "to live in harmony with nature and men". ... more   less 
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